When catastrophe strikes, the world looks to the brave and the bold to save the day. On Saturday, June 9, viewers can see heroes in action on the giant screen during the premiere of Rescue in the Dr. Phillips CineDome at the Orlando Science Center. Rescue plunges audiences into the hard, but inspiring work of saving lives in the face of a natural disaster.
The film follows a Canadian naval commander, two pilots, and a volunteer rescue technician as they train for action and then are deployed to support the survivors of the devastating 7.0 earthquake in Haiti in 2010. Rescue is a journey of real-world disaster and emergency response captured with unprecedented scale and impact for the giant screen. It will screen daily in the Dr. Phillips CineDome all summer long.
Rescue was filmed in the North Atlantic, Halifax, Montreal, California, Nevada and on location in Haiti in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake. The audience is swept along, joining with the massive effort that brought military and civilian responders and hardware from around the world together during one of this century’s biggest humanitarian disasters. The film plunges viewers into the disaster zone to witness the scale of the destruction from the air and experience the disaster response efforts on the ground. The collective story of these four first responders brings a sense of humility and dedication to others through their journey of hope amidst crisis.
This documentary takes a look into how military and humanitarian organizations work together to provide assistance to those who have been struck by tremendous devastation. Rescue leaves the viewer with an inspiring message and a call to action for volunteerism in the community and beyond. Through the chaos, the responders are saving lives and bringing hope: the responsibility is heavy, but the power to save and change lives is also huge.
In the words of one of the film’s stars – U.S. Air Force pilot, Captain Lauren Ross: “I’d like to think that if I was in a disaster, hurt and all alone, that someone would come to my rescue.” Speaking of the experience of his combat-trained sailors, another of the film’s stars, Canadian Navy Commander Peter Crain, delivers his assessment: “… helping out in places like Haiti, delivering food and water, and giving orphan children hope for the future, that’s not a bad legacy, not bad at all.”
The film is directed by Stephen Low and produced by The Stephen Low Company (producers Pietro L. Serapiglia and Alexander Low), executive produced by K2 Communications (executive producers Bob Kresser and Jan Baird), and presented by The Boeing Company and Canadian Forces Maritime Command.
See the film with admission to the Orlando Science Center, which costs $17 for adults and $12 for youth (ages 3-11). Tickets also provide access to the Science Center’s other giant screen films as well as exhibits and live programs. For more information on the Orlando Science Center, please visit www.osc.org or call 407.514.2000. More information on the film can be found at www.Rescue-Film.com.